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ARCH Annual General Meeting

August 27, 2019

ARCH 2019 Annual General Meeting with panel presentation by Disability Organizations…Read More

CNIB and ARCH present: Serving Clients with Disabilities & Advocating for an Accessible Ontario

Continuing Professional Development lecture and group discussions with practical scenarios. This program is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hours (EDI Hours).…Read More

Call for Participants!

Call for participants in a focus group aimed at better understanding how women who are Deaf and/or have a disability access services, with a specific focus on equity training.…Read More

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 11, 2019

In solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and in the spirit of the journey to Reconciliation, ARCH Disability Law Centre celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day.…Read More

National AccessAbility Week Program

May 15, 2019

ARCH and Law Society Ontario joint Program for 2019 National AccessAbility Week.…Read More

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act

May 10, 2019

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act…Read More

Update: Senate Committee Adopts Amendments which Strengthen Bill C-81- Accessible Canada Act

May 08, 2019

Follow Bill C-81's journey through the legislative process towards An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. Find out what's next after the Senate's amendments to this Bill. …Read More

Invitation to Focus Group

March 25, 2019

FOCUS GROUP Investing with Supported Decision Making: April 5, 2019 Canadian Centre for Elder Law1822 East Mall, University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1Voice: (604) 822 0142 Website: www.bcli.org/ccel Do you have Alzheimer’s, dementia or an intellectual disability? Do you invest your money in one or more of the following? Bonds RDSP (Registered Disability…Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY – Council of Canadians with Disabilities Applauds Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada

January 25, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY                                 January 25, 2019 COUNCIL OF CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES APPLAUDS DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA Today, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released a landmark decision in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation. This case is of national…Read More

Disability groups from across Canada write open letter to government calling for improvements to Bill C-81-Accessible Canada Act

January 07, 2019

[Le français suit] Open Letter Regarding the Need to Strengthen Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act October 30, 2018 Dear Minister Qualtrough and HUMA Committee Members: We the undersigned commend the Federal Government for committing to enact national accessibility legislation.  As provincial and national disability rights organizations, we write to express significant concerns regarding Bill…Read More

ARCH and Partners Submission for 2018 Consultation on Education System

January 04, 2019

ARCH Disability Law Centre, Community Living Ontario, Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement, Inclusion Research Team Brock University, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education Western University and Inclusive Education Canada submitted a joint submission to the Government of Ontario for their recent consultation on education in Ontario:https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/resource/arch-and-partners-submission-for-2018-consultation-on-education-system/…Read More

Read the ARCH Alert of December 3, 2018

December 04, 2018

Here is the link to the ARCH Alert page where you can access the latest ARCH Alert of December 3, 2018:  https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/resources/arch-alert/ …Read More

ARCH releases Final Report on the Accessible Canada Act

November 09, 2018

This report provides a legal analysis of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier free Canada. It incorporates feedback that ARCH received from persons with disabilities and disability organizations on the first draft of this report. A plain language summary is also provided. ARCH’s recommendations for strengthening Bill C-81 will be available shortly.…Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2018

November 09, 2018

ARCH Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities In line with this year’s UN theme of “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality”, ARCH will launch our new website and present our new public legal education materials. Come meet ARCH Staff! DATE: Monday December 3, 2018TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 pmLOCATION:  55 University Avenue, 14th…Read More

ARCH Presents an Information Session: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Vision Disabilities

November 08, 2018

ARCH Disability Law Centre Presents an Information Session Accessible Transportation for Persons with Vision Disabilities Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 to 8:00 pmYMCA Windsor, 500 Victoria Avenue,Windsor, ON N9A 4M8 Presentations by: Mariam Shanouda, ARCH Staff LawyerJessica De Marinis, ARCH Staff Lawyer RSVP by November 12th, 2018 to Yangtzee Tamang tamangy@lao.on.ca  1-866-482-2724 ext. 2243/ TTY 1-866-482-2728 If you require any accommodations, please contact…Read More

IDPD 2018: Tell us what inclusion and equality mean to you, as a person with a disability

November 07, 2018

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is on December 3. This year’s theme is “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality”. On Twitter, use #ARCHIDPD2018 to tell us what inclusion and equality mean to you, as a person with a disability.  If twitter is not accessible for you, email us at: archidpd2018@gmail.com  Please keep emails…Read More

Watch ARCH’s presentation to HUMA committee about the Accessible Canada Act

October 30, 2018

ARCH was at the House of Commons’ HUMA committee to talk about strengthening the proposed Accessible Canada Act. To watch go to:  https://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/HUMA/StudyActivity?studyActivityId=10268658 and go to meetings, then select October 23.…Read More

ARCH’s Recommendations for Strengthening Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act

October 19, 2018

Read ARCH’s recommendations for strengthening Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act.…Read More

Read the ARCH Alert of October 3, 2018

October 03, 2018

Inside This Issue: Back to School Tips – Education Advocacy Updated Human Rights Commission Policy on Accessible Education Library Corner Accessible Canada Act Passes Second Reading, Now Before HUMA Provincial Schools for the Deaf Class Action – Important Update International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Save the Date! Review of Disability Tax Credit and…Read More

Open Letter to the Premier Doug Ford, the Minister of Education and the Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities

September 19, 2018

Dear Premier and Ministers, 

We write to you to endorse the recent recommendations put forward by the Ontario Human Rights Commission to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities (attached). 

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Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 – Today the Supreme Court released its judgment in Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 SCC 31, also known as Matson and Andrews. To read the full decision go to:  https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17134/index.do. In its judgment the Supreme Court found that challenges to discrimination that result from the wording of a federal…Read More

ARCH Celebrates National AccessAbility Week

May 28, 2018

ARCH is excited to celebrate this week with a number of events: To open the week, on Monday, May 28 ARCH will be launching its Blog with an introductory post about National AccessAbility Week. Starting June 1, ARCH will post an entry every other Friday on issues related to disability rights, the legal profession and matters that…Read More

Media Advisory – If Inclusion Means Everyone Why Not Me?

May 04, 2018

Post                                                                                                             …Read More

Media Advisory – Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability

May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 Media Advisory – Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability Toronto, ON – Many students who have an intellectual disability continue to face academic and social barriers in Ontario’s public school system, as well as instances of exclusion, conflicts with other students, staff and boards, poor planning and communication, and…Read More

Media Advisory – S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation

April 24, 2018

                     MEDIA ADVISORYApril 24, 2018 On April 25, 2018, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is intervening in a very important case before the Supreme Court of Canada. This case could have a significant  impact on persons with disabilities, affecting their autonomy, independenceM and inclusion.…Read More

ARCH endorses the Statement from the Southwest Indigenous Justice Coordinators

February 28, 2018

Attached below is ARCH’s endorsement to the Statement from the Southwest Indigenous Justice Coordinators dated February 23, 2018.…Read More



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